Washington was a consensus Third Team All-American and No. “We didn’t have one bad practice all year. So what comes next for Brooks now that the season is over and COVID-19 has forced the remainder of the semester and summer schedule online? In his youth, Keion attended the Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana, where the preaching of Dr Cato Brooks Jr shaped him & his beliefs. Despite Kentucky picking up a commitment from arguably the top transfer of the offseason in Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr, the father of UK forward Keion Brooks Jr. wants fans to know John Calipari isn’t done there. “Obviously with Jr. on the team it’s special for him to be able to experience that with his son hands on and directly as opposed to being in the stands and able to take in every single moment of it.”, North side topped Carmel in overtime in a difficult regional final at Logansport over the weekend.“It’s never been a coach-player relationship,” Brooks Jr. said.

“He was able to get to his spots on the floor and make plays to help his team win.”. But what was it that changed for Brooks and finally helped him flip the switch? He shot over 1,000 shots that morning before class, that’s what Kentucky is about.”.

He averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game but played an important role for the Wildcats on the wing and in the post, especially after fellow freshman forward Kahlil Whitney elected to leave the team in January. Kentucky freshman guard Tyrese Maxey declares for NBA draft. Pastor Keion Henderson was born on July 6, 1981, in Gary, Indiana, to mother Gwen Scott. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. That was great to see.”. In 1995, North Side – then called the Redskins – lost in the semi-state game to Plymouth.

UK's 2020 recruiting class is deep and talented but is heavy on backcourt and wing players.
His numbers don't jump off the page, but Brooks had some good moments in his first season in Lexington. “I think that’s a great change in the rule and we are looking closely at that option. UPDATE: Keion Brooks Sr. confirmed to CatsPause.com that Keion Brooks Jr. will return to Kentucky next season. Four-star prospect Lance Ware is the only post player who has signed.

“The great thing about the next morning was it showed that Keion was really bothered by that loss. “He layed out a blueprint for me to get to where I wanted to go and now that I’m there he wants me to better than he was now so go ahead and win the whole thing,” Brooks Jr. said.

In an interview with Chris Fisher of The Cats Pause, the 6-foot-7 forward’s father, Keion Brooks Sr., said his son will be returning to Kentucky, “Yes, [Keion is returning],” Brooks Sr. told The Cats Pause. “I think we could’ve won the national title. Support strong local journalism and subscribe: www.courier-journal.com/lucasa. The memories of that regional final victory over South Side – a team Brooks Sr. recalled instantly that they played fiercely twice in the regular season – and the tough defeat to Plymouth are still vivid even more than two decades later.
A sophomore season in Lexington could mean big things for Brooks and there are now successful stories to provide an example.

Four weeks ago, John Calipari’s team provided hope for Big Blue Nation that the 2019-20 Wildcats could be the team to return to the Final Four and bring home another title. However, COVID-19 had other plans and the global pandemic forced the cancelation of the NCAA Tournament.